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Caesars Veteran Sherri Sosa to Lead Live Nation’s Newly Named ‘Venue Nation’ Business

Sherri Sosa has overseen the growth of brands including the Flamingo, Paris, and Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Live Nation has announced that Sherri Sosa will lead the company’s venue portfolio under the newly titled Venue Nation banner, where she will serve as president overseeing all operations, business development and marketing. According to the announcement, Sosa will work closely with Bob Roux, president of Live Nation Concerts and Tom See, chief operating officer of Venue Nation, to oversee operations, growth and development of the venue management business, as well as key artist and partner relationships. “It is an incredible honor to be leading Venue Nation’s robust portfolio of venues across the U.S. during this pivotal time for the industry,” said Sosa, who will lead Venue Nation’s portfolio of 100-plus venues operated and owned in the U.S. and 200 worldwide.  “Venues are at the heart of the live music experience, and I […]

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Ticketmaster’s New Tool for Reduced Seating

Ticketmaster has developed a new social distance seating tool to help sports and entertainment venues navigate the process for selling tickets for events with reduced capacity during the pandemic.

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Videoboards Key in Football Plans

ANC supplies portable videoboards for Bevo Boulevard, where University of Texas fans gather outside the stadium. (Courtesy ANC) ANC sees rise in interest for placement outside limited-capacity stadiums Videoboard software producer ANC has seen greater interest in its portable products as professional and college football teams develop tailgate zones outside of stadiums that could sit half-empty this fall. ANC, which is part of Learfield IMG College, is having those discussions with multiple clients as they solve the issue for how to generate revenue and create a quality game day experience, considering the pandemic. The “theater of everywhere” concept, a tagline coined by ANC CEO George Linardos, is nothing new for the vendor, which presents itself as an experience design and execution company. But the idea has taken on greater momentum in the COVID-19 era, he said. ANC, for example, supplies portable videoboards for Bevo Boulevard, the tailgate zone for University of Texas […]

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Live Nation To Be Mann Center’s Exclusive Booker

The Presser Foundation Stage in the TD Pavilion has a capacity of more than 14,000, with 4,500 seats under the roof. (Courtesy Live Nation Philadelphia) Multiyear deal will help bring improvements to open-air Philly PAC Live Nation will book shows at Philadelphia’s nonprofit Mann Center for the Performing Arts as part of an exclusive multiyear partnership announced Monday. The length of the deal was not announced, but it comes with options for extensions and takes effect immediately for the Mann’s summer 2020 season. As part of the agreement, the Mann and Live Nation will create new concession choices and enhanced VIP options to enhance the guest experience at the open-air venue. Live Nation will invest in the facility to support a multiyear master plan for improvements and make a yearly charitable contribution to back the Mann’s cultural and arts education mission. Live Nation will also participate in developing new music festivals to fill […]

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Texas: Live Nation High on The HiFi Dallas Project With Mavericks

READY FOR A SPIN? The HiFi Dallas is set to open in May. (Courtesy Live Nation) New to the Texas scene this year will be The HiFi Dallas, a 1,000-general admission house with a seated capacity of 700, which will open May 15. Conceived by Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Live Nation’s Michael Rapino, the new live entertainment space is situated in the Dallas Design District in a refurbished furniture store and warehouse next to the Mavericks’ practice facility and just blocks away from American Airlines Center, where the Mavericks play. Buildout started last summer. “It’s a very intimate contemporary club with elevated finishing touches and flourishes throughout, and we believe it will be the most beautiful venue of its size in Dallas,” said Ben Weeden, chief operating officer of Live Nation Entertainment’s clubs and theaters division. “As the name suggests, it will have an unmatched sound system which […]

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C3 Presents Signs Deal for New Austin Amphitheater

NEW STAR IN TEXAS: The Moody Amphitheater will open in downtown Austin, Texas, in the fall. (Courtesy Thomas Phifer and Partners) Live Nation-owned promoter will bring in acts as part of 15-year deal Live Nation-owned C3 Presents has solidified a 15-year agreement to bring touring acts to the Moody Amphitheater, a 5,000-seat venue in downtown Austin, Texas, that is set to open this fall. The agreement between the Austin-based live music and festival company and the nonprofit Waterloo Greenway organization will allow for 35 dates a year beginning in spring 2021. The partnership was not unexpected since C3 got its start promoting the Austin City Limits Festival in nearby Zilker Park. Since its start in 2002 that festival has expanded to two weekends each October and annually brings in more than $250 million in economic activity to the area. In a prepared statement, company co-founder Charles Attal said the new venue […]

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The Kidz Bop Kids Are Alright

KIDZ ON THE RUN: The Kidz Bop 2020 Live Tour will travel to 80 cities in 2020. (Courtesy Kidz Bop) The stage show, launched from the hit compilation albums, takes cleaned-up pop to the younger set When the Kidz Bop franchise launched with a compilation album in 2001, kids sang cleaned-up versions of Britney Spears’ “Oops! … I Did It Again,” Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” and Cher’s “Believe.” Almost two decades later a different group of youngsters is performing current hits “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo, “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and “Adore You” by Harry Styles on the brand’s seventh tour. The songs may change, but Kidz Bop stays true to the concept: “It’s today’s biggest hits sung by kids,” said Vic Zaraya, president of Kidz Bop. “There was no music for school-age children in the market except for Barney back […]

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